Justified Season Finale

I rarely watch network television (usually by accident) and I’m too cheap to spring for “pay” cable like HBO and Showtime. In between are the cable networks like USA, AMC and FX. Instead of trying to compete for ratings seven nights a week these mini-networks focus on developing quality “niche” programming. Ironically, in doing so they originate some of the most popular shows on television.

IMNSHO the best drama on television is Breaking Bad on AMC. The second best show is Justified on FX. Starring Timothy Olyphant as Marshal Raylan Givens, Justified is a modernized version of Gunsmoke based on stories by Elmore Leonard. Imagine Chili Palmer with boots and a ten gallon hat tromping through the Butcher Hollow and you get the general idea. It sure ain’t Mayberry.

The characters are really interesting, particularly bad boys Boyd Crowder, Robert Quarles and Ellstin Limehouse. Tonight is the season finale of season three.

What are your favorite shows?

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27 Responses to Justified Season Finale

  1. WMCB says:

    I’m waiting for the new Breaking Bad. Have yet to see Justified, but I like westerns, so may check it out. I’ve kind of been enjoying Suits, on USA. It’s a legal comedy/drama.

  2. WMCB says:

    Sometimes Twitter hashtags are a really fun commentary on the news. There is the #WarOnWomen tag all over, and then there’s this:

    RT@ComfyPaws Detroit woman fatally shoots armed intruder http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120405/METRO/204050477/1361/Detroit-woman-fatally-shoots-armed-intruder Good for her!


  3. Oswald says:

    Well it looks like Quarles won’t be back next season.

    • propertius says:

      Maybe someone could lend him a hand.

      Seriously, I’ve always liked Neal Mcdonough (particularly in Boomtown).

  4. HELENK says:

    favorite shows

    NCIS both the old one and NCIS Los Angeles
    Blue Bloods diehard Tom Selleck fan for years
    Body of Proof
    Hawaii Five O

    there are other shows but these I try not to miss

  5. JeanLouise says:

    My two favorites are In Plain Sight and The Closer, both of which are ending this summer.

    Tom Selleck is always worth a look!

    • HELENK says:

      like both of them

    • leslie says:

      I like In Plain Sight and The Closer as well. I try to catch Royal Pains when it’s on.
      I really liked “The Killing” last year. It’s on again, but I wasn’t aware it was going to be. So I haven’t seen it yet this season. I think it’s already into the 4th episode.

  6. WMCB says:

    I also like Burn Notice….. mostly because I LOVE kickass Fiona, and also Sharon Gless as Michael’s mom.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I liked the first couple seasons but my interest faded.

      • WMCB says:

        Yep. It’s not nearly as good as the first two, so I still sometimes catch it if I happen upon it channel surfing, but don’t go out of my way like I used to.

    • HELENK says:

      sharon gless in that show reminds me so much of my mother-in -law. She raised 4 kids during the depression all on her own. She did what she had to do and I respected her for it

    • Karma says:

      Sharon Glass saying ‘Michael’ in that classic/perfect motherly tone….lol

      We started watching that show last year thanks to a marathon and waited for the new season to start but I guess viewing it in a marathon was better. I lost track of the new season pretty quickly.

    • votermom says:

      Did you guys see the Sam Ax (Bruce Campbell) tv movie? I thought that was hilarious.

  7. Karma says:

    We watch mostly NCIS, Pawn Stars, Justified, and various documentaries on tv, with some sports, and rental movies thrown in.

    We missed Breaking Bad when it started and missed some marathons to catch up as well. So I’m not sure if I can get hubby on that show even renting the DVDs.

    But ever since Melrose Place (’92) ended….LOL….we’ve been a little hesitant to start any new shows with a heavy on-going story line. It sounds stupid…I know….but Melrose Place really delivered lots of twists and turns. Didn’t want to miss a minute of it. At the time, it made other shows that tried to be needlessly slow…a drag….not dramatic or clever.

    So basically not getting involved in another show was some sort of stand against being tied to the tv on a specific night….or something along those lines. Which meant we ended up watching a lot of Law and Order, CSI, etc for a while, or something like Anthony Bourdain.

    Anyway, we just started watching How I Met Your Mother in re-runs. And we still watch a lot of My Name is Earl, King of Queens, Third Rock from the Sun (started re-runs again), and Top Gear.

  8. propertius says:

    Justified is pretty near the top of my list – and Boyd has to be one of the all-time best (and most complex) villains in TV history.

    “Thief” and “Lights Out” were also pretty good, even if they flopped.

    I may be the only person in America who liked “Rubicon”, although I have to admit that the pacing of the first few episodes was downright glacial.

    Those and the original (BBC) version of Top Gear. The American version is unwatchable.

  9. gxm17 says:

    Most of my TV “watching” is listening from the front room (where the computer is) while my husband watches TV. The two shows I make an effort to catch are Justified and Game of Thrones. I also watch Breaking Bad and Archer only because they usually intrigue me enough to get up from the computer desk and go in and sit down.

  10. votermom says:

    We tend to watch via Netflix and find out we just missed the new season of whatever it is by the time we catch up.
    Favorite shows:
    Family: Big Bang Theory, Merlin, Celebrity Apprentice, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Falling Skies, Burn Notice, FaceOff
    Old favorites that we don’t follow anymore: NCIS
    Mine that no one else much watches: Downton Abbey, Masterpiece Murder, Lost Girl, Rizzoli & Isles
    Hubby is currently watching Lost via netflix and I think I hate it. 🙂

    • propertius says:

      I watch “Lost Girl” 😉

    • Karma says:

      I tried watching Lost and felt the same way you do…lol Without fail whatever I left on the computer was more interesting. So gave up on it after the first season.

      ABC was even kind enough to run the pilot a bunch of times so the bits I missed channel surfing the other pilots were filled in. Still it seemed like the writers were the lost ones.

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